Following series of missing, JNU PhD scholar Mukul Jain nowhere to be found
12 January, 2018, 18:55
Jain's co-guide at JNUShweta Saran, a professor at School of Life Sciences, said, "He is registered with IGNOU with the life sciences department".
Jain's friends say that he had gone to laboratory number 408 with a laptop and was scanning through some books when he received a call from someone and left in a hurry, leaving the laptop and the phone on the desk. "I was told by his supervisor that the student was working at the lab in JNU". A missing report was registered. Upon going through the CCTV footage of the campus, authorities found clips showing Jain leaving through Gate No. 4. "There is no suspect in this case", a police officer said.
It may be recalled that Najeeb Ahmed, a JNU student, went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the university on October 15, 2016 following a scuffle with some other students, allegedly affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the previous night. Typically, Jain would commute from Ghaziabad to the JNU campus in South Delhi on a daily basis. "Students at JNU refused to talk to us citing some protocol when we asked them about his whereabouts", his brother-in-law Ankush Jain told TOI. "Jain was focused on his research work". Our anxiety has grown because concocted stories about him are being spread ever since he went missing. The student is not registered with JNU but works under a co-guide here.
Police, however, said that Jain was allegedly upset due to some differences with a female friend for the last few days.